Adio España: Romances, Villancicos and Improvisations from Spain (FLAC)
Adio España: Romances, Villancicos and Improvisations from Spain (FLAC)

Performer: Baltimore Consort
Composer: Diego Pisador, Diego Oritz, Francisco de la Torre, Alonso de Mudarra, et al.
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Dorian Recordings
Size: 304 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Morena me llaman: Morena me llaman
02. Avrix mi galanica: Avrix mi galanica
03. La mañana de Sant Juan: La mañana de Sant Juan
04. Recercada la Spagna: Recercada la Spagna
05. Danza Alta: Danza Alta
06. Tiento: Tiento
07. Triste ‘stava el Rey David: Triste ‘stava el Rey David
08. Ríu, ríu, chiu: Ríu, ríu, chiu
09. Tres Morillas: Tres Morillas
10. Di, perra mora: Di, perra mora
11. Quinta pars: Quinta pars
12. Recercada primera: Recercada primera
13. Recercada segunda: Recercada segunda
14. ¿Qu’es de ti, desconsolado?: ¿Qu’es de ti, desconsolado?
15. Levanta, Pascual: Levanta, Pascual
16. Morenica, dame un beso: Morenica, dame un beso
17. Una sañosa porfía: Una sañosa porfía
18. Sagaleja del Casar: Sagaleja del Casar
19. Cucú, cucú, cucucú: Cucú, cucú, cucucú
20. Calabaça, no sé, buen amor: Calabaça, no sé, buen amor
21. Tu madre cuando te parió: Tu madre cuando te parió
22. Yo me soy la morenica: Yo me soy la morenica
23. Ay, triste que vengo: Ay, triste que vengo
24. Oy comamos y bebamos: Oy comamos y bebamos
25. Baila, Nena: Baila, Nena

Spanish whirl

I had the double pleasure of hearing this concert in person, and now having many of the pieces on CD. (Every time I attended a BC concert, I’d nag them, “When is Romances & Villancicos coming out?”) Baltimore Consort’s verve & dramatic flare is in every piece here, though my particular favorites are ‘Oy comamos y bebamos’, ‘Morena me llaman’, ‘Ríu, ríu, chiu’, and the haunting ‘Una sañosa porfía’–a lament of the Spanish Conquest, from the perspective of the defeated Moorish king. Jose Lemos’ voice richly glides from mood to mood. If you ever have a chance to hear him in concert, don’t fail to do so–he sings with immense charm and intimacy, and you will feel he is singing just to you. I definitely recommend this collection to anyone who enjoys music of the Renaissance, and especially those who appreciate this exotic branch of the music of the period.

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